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PREMIERE: We Were Sharks’ Spiritual Video For Their New Song ‘Bring Me Down’

Jack Rogers
Jack Rogers 15 January 2021 at 14.01

Let Us Heal You Today, indeed.

We're delighted to bring you the video for 'Bring Me Down', the infectious new song from We Were Sharks

With a wonderful combination of frantic guitars, rollicking drums and more than a handful of catchy as hell vocal refrains, it's a short, sharp and rather savage slice of modern pop-punk majesty.

Guitarist Jason Mooney had this to say about the song's meaning:

"'Bring Me Down' is about a toxic person who injects themselves into your life, they try to be overly genuine when it’s so clear that they have a hidden agenda. Sometimes, it can be tough facing a person and calling them out for how they’re actually seen. Sometimes that person doesn’t even realize the negative impact they’re having on someone and 'Bring Me Down' pulls back the curtain, becomes the call-out and tells this person that the charade is over."

Though it's not just the song that is ace here, as the video comes with a whole story of its own. 

Over the last week the band have been directing fans to, a very convincing self-help retreat that will provide you with peace and harmony, at a price of course. It all culminated in you being directed to pre-save the single.

All the teasing comes to a head in the video with the band, all in their matching member's clothes, welcoming you into the fold. 

Here's a little more explanation about their thinking behind it:

"The idea behind the "Bring Me Down" music video was to bring in the new year with some laughs and some lighthearted pokes at the overzealous evangelical "healing magic" powers.  We all have problems that are definitely not solved by a simple palm to the forehead or whip of a jacket to absolve you of your woes.  We decided to take it a step further and create the music video such that Randy was the empowered worship leader/healer, magically healing everyone around him (confidently).  

"We decided to take it a few steps further for our pre-save and launch a whole gag website (all links directed to the pre-save within) that models after a cheesy/ridiculous website that some of these magic healers would potentially have created for their own marketing.  We literally pulled the ideas from some of these other sites, which in itself is absolutely hilarious (highly expensive monthly membership tiers, questionable testimonials from healed members, insanely high priced merchandise items and intangible items for sale, etc.).  

"In addition to the website, we also created a 1-888 number to really authenticate the experience (voicemail boxes from the band members, "dial 5 to.." etc.).  Our mission with this all is to have a unique and engaging pre-save campaign that is both lighthearted and mysterious."

Absolutely love it. 

Anyway, without further ado here we go:

You should keep your eyes open for more We Were Sharks action in the very near future, but until then you should have a listen to their previous single 'Shameless'. 

That's right here:

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